Here are the top ecommerce news you should know:

1. Amazon’s hiring spree signals a fightback with China

Amazon.com is looking to fill jobs ranging from internet software engineers to designers for Alexa, positioning the company to recoup some of the market share it lost to Alibaba Group Holding in the world’s largest online shopping arena.

In 2016, Amazon’s market share in China was reported to fall to 1.3% while Alibaba and JD dominate which together accounted for 67% of Chinese retail sales in 2016.

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2. Go-Jek is only Southeast Asian company in Fortune’s Change The World List

Chosen for its social impact, strong business value and innovation, Go-Jek is ranked 17th among 56 companies that change the world according to Fortune Magazine.

This award motivates Go-Jek to continue making Indonesia the largest digital economic power by 2020 as envisioned by the government.

Other companies listed by Fortune include JPMorgan Chase, Apple and LeapFrog Investments.

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3. IKEA sets to launch ecommerce site in Singapore and Malaysia

This coming year, all four IKEA stores in Malaysia will enable customers to shop online. This follows Singapore, which will launch its site in two weeks.

Despite being in Malaysia for 21 years, IKEA currently provides only delivery services to selected areas and customers are required to visit its actual stores to make purchase.

IKEA also plans to open another store in Penang, Malaysia in 2019.

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